- Sep 30, 2021
Well, my first year hunting blacktail deer was a bust, as I never did see a buck. What I did see, though, was some grouse, quail, and pheasants. Of course, I didn’t have my shotgun and I wasn’t about to hunt upland with a 308, so I didn’t take any of them. Now that deer season is over, I’m thinking I’ll go back out and try to bag some. I’ve never really hunted upland in the PNW before, so I’m wondering if anyone has some tips, pointers, or tricks for having a successful hunt. Ive got an H&R pardner single shot 20ga and some Remington #6 shells to use, plenty of orange and warm clothing. Do you think this will be adequate? Is there anything else I should have? What’re the best methods for finding and flushing birds without a dog?